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Category management gets pushback on Capitol Hill

In a letter to GSA administrator Denise Turner Roth earlier last month, Reps. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.), the chairman and ranking member of the Small Business Committee, respectively, questioned the implementation of Category Management and the impact it would have on small businesses.

Spotlight: New marketplace lets intelligence community test-drive cloud tech

The U.S. intelligence community has opened a classified marketplace for cloud applications, with a goal of letting IC analysts and developers test out thousands of commercial tools without their agencies needing to make large investments beforehand.

IDC, FedScoop team launch federal IT rankings award program

IDC Government Insights, a unit of market research firm IDC, is teaming up with FedScoop to launch a new industry award program that evaluates the revenues of information technology and service providers within the government services industry.

VA seeking enterprise cloud broker in cloud push

The Veterans Affairs department is looking to move more aggressively to the cloud, and adopting VA CIO LaVerne Council's "buy first" strategy is an important first step. In a Request for Information the department put out last week, the VA expressed its desire to acquire an enterprise cloud services broker, or ECSB."

Spotlight: Diagnosing the taxman's IT woes

In short, the IRS faces challenges including insufficient funding, political pressure, technical constraints, lack of skilled tech professionals and the tax code itself.

White House formally proposes $3.1B IT Modernization Fund to Congress

Unimpeded by a recent budget markup that cut the Obama administration's proposed $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund, or ITMF, the White House officially filed legislation to establish the fund on Friday.

Mobile acquisitions to get the Category Management treatment

On Tuesday, the Office of Management and Budget released a draft policy for public comment that would give new direction to how the government purchases and manages mobile devices and services. The feedback period will last 30 days, until April 28.

FirstNet moves forward with strategic roadmap

The next phase of the First Responder Network Authority's Strategic Roadmap includes milestones about initial deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.

Schneck: Critical infrastructure operators should assume malware is there

A senior Homeland Security Department official on Tuesday said the department is hoping to turn the recent BlackEnergy malware attack on a portion of the Ukraine's power grid into a teaching moment for U.S.- based critical infrastructure operators.

18F issues draft RFQ for FedRAMP dashboard

In seeking a better sense of the certification process under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, the General Services Administration's innovation agency, 18F, issued a draft request for proposals for a dashboard.